Trevor Manuel slams EFF as 'racist schoolyard bullies'

- | 6 months ago

Former finance minister Trevor Manuel has labelled the EFF leadership as racists after the party criticised the appointment of the new SA Revenue Service boss.

Manuel, who chaired a panel that interviewed candidates for the post which was clinched by Edward Kieswetter, also called the EFF bullies. "The EFF yesterday, in the name of [party spokesperson] Mbuyseni Ndlozi, issued a statement that is as false as it is racist and libellous, against the appointment by President [Cyril] Ramaphosa of Mr Edward Kieswetter, the incoming commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (Sars).

"Whilst they are free to hold their warped political views about a SARS commissioner for whatever reason, they have no right to libellous or racist views.

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